2 3 Simplicity & Reliability Mini-grids consist of electricity generators and/or energy storage systems interconnected to a distribution network that supplies electricity to the final consumer. The electricity off-takers such as households and businesses are guaranteed reliable, affordable energy supply through the utilization of renewable energy sources and energy storage technologies. Mini-grids provide electricity in rural and remote areas, where populations are dispersed, per capita electricity consumption is low and extension of the centralized electricity network is not financially feasible. The mini -grids are designed to operate autonomously from the centralized electricity network playing a key role in the decentralized/ distributed energy generation segment. The mini-grids could also resolve problems of unreliable centralized grid through decoupling the energy generation from the central grid and using it only as an input when available.